This course is aimed at new IRB Driver candidates who are just starting their IRB Driver pathway and will give candidates a good grounding in the basic skills needed to enable them to develop into competent drivers through further training offered at their own Club or Academy.
The Senior Lifeguard Award – IRB Driver (SLA-IRBD) is designed to create competent IRB drivers. This award gives Surf Lifeguards the knowledge and skills to respond using an IRB in rescue situations. The qualification has a number of theoretical and practical components such as driving in the surf, solo driving and maritime regulations. It is compulsory for members to have the SLA-IRBD to drive an IRB.
Date: Sunday 30th August 2020
Location: TBC - Eastern Bay of Plenty beach
Start Time: 9:00am
Registration info to follow
- 16 years of age
- Current member of a SLS club
- IRB Crewperson Module
- Marine VHF Radio Operators Certificate
- Surf Lifeguard Award (held for at least six months and be currently refreshed) You must hold your Surf Lifeguard Award for at least 6 months before you start any IRB Driver training.